The Safest Lexus SUVs For 2023
The Safest Lexus SUVs For 2023
Posted on October 22, 2023
Choosing a reliable and safe SUV is a top priority for Edmonton drivers. Thankfully, vehicle safety has never been better and Lexus is one of the best luxury automakers when it comes to creating innovative safety technologies designed to keep families safe.
Independent nonprofits such as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are responsible for measuring and testing the safety standards of vehicles across Canada.
Each year, the IIHS awards a Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ designation to vehicles that meet its strict criteria for crashworthiness, headlights, and active driver assistance technology.
2023 had some of the toughest requirements to date including an updated side crash test and pedestrian crash prevention test conducted in the dark.
While Lexus outshone its competitors across segments, in particular, it was a clear frontrunner in the luxury SUV category earning multiple safety awards from both the IIHS and NHTSA.
It was clear this year that the Lexus UX, Lexus NX and Lexus RX are among the safest Lexus SUVs on the road today.
Safe Lexus SUV 1: 2023 Lexus UX
The subcompact 2023 Lexus UX may be the smallest SUV in the Lexus lineup but it received incredible safety ratings from the IIHS. Not only did the 2023 Lexus UX receive a Top Safety Pick+, with Good scores in every crashworthiness and headlight category but it also received top marks for its ability to avoid accidents altogether.
Inside every 2023 UX, find the Lexus Safety System+ 2.5 suite which includes active driver assistance features such as steering assistance, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and blind-spot monitoring.
You can purchase the UX in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive and the hybrid drivetrain makes it one of the most efficient luxury crossovers available with a fuel efficiency of 5.7 and 6.2 L/100 km on the city and highway respectfully.
Safe Lexus SUV 2: 2023 Lexus NX
The 2023 Lexus NX also did exceptionally well this year in terms of safety ratings. The IIHS named it a Top Safety Pick+ winner, with top scores in every category evaluated.
Other prestigious outlets have also ranked the 2023 NX as one of its top picks for safe SUVs including Forbes Wheels which gave it an impressive 14/15 score for its standard safety tech and industry ratings.
Equipped with the Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 suite of driver assistance features, every 2023 NX includes adaptive cruise control, oncoming vehicle detection, automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, road sign assist, safe exit assist, and lane keep assist.
You can also choose to add parking assist with automatic braking, lane-change assist and a 360-degree camera to level your safety up even further.
Safe Lexus SUV 3: 2023 Lexus RX
Our final and favourite safest Lexus SUV pick goes to the 2023 Lexus RX which was given a Top Safety Pick+ from IIHS with strong results across every category evaluated, including crashworthiness, headlights, and active safety systems. In fact, you can see all of its safety scores here.
Thoroughly redesigned for 2023, the Lexus RX is one of the most quiet, spacious and comfortable luxury vehicles you can buy. Plus, with a long list of standard features and incredible safety ratings, the RX is a great choice for Edmonton families.
Lexus has included the Lexus Safety System+ 3.0 inside the 2023 RX which includes standard features such as automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, motorcycle detection, and intersection support.
The SUV also offers lane departure alert with steering assist and all-speed adaptive cruise control with curve speed management.
Shopping For the Safest Lexus SUV in Edmonton?
Come see our team at Lexus South Pointe in Edmonton on the south side. We have a large in-dealership selection of available Lexus SUVs including the UX, NX and RX.
Our team is renowned city-wide for offering an unparalleled level of excellence in both client services and knowledge. We are happy to answer any and every question you might have so you can choose the right vehicle for your family.